Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)
The clinical psychology program at the University of Melbourne began in the early 1970s.
The Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) program enjoys an excellent reputation as one of the premier clinical psychology programs in the country.
The program aims to produce graduates with a strong knowledge base in psychopathology, combined with a high level of skill and acumen in culturally responsive assessment and treatment of psychological conditions that can present across the lifespan.
Therapeutic skills are taught primarily within a broad cognitive-behavioural framework within didactic, individual and group-based clinical contexts.
The course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), providing the required sequence of subjects for graduates wishing to attain generalist registration as a psychologist in Australia as well as competency in knowledge and skills relevant to the clinical psychology specialisation.
Our Parkville campus is a city within a city. With cafes, 12 libraries, gyms, specialty stores, a small supermarket, and even a seasonal farmers market, you’ll never have to leave. The Parkville campus is situated within a renowned knowledge precinct, which includes eight hospitals, many leading research institutes and a wide range of knowledge-based industries.
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Minimum English Language Requirements
|English Level Description||IELTS (1.0 -9.0)||TOEFL IBT (0-120)||TOEFL CBT (0-300)||PTE (10-90)|
|Extremely Limited||< 4||< 31||< 93||< 30|
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The University of Melbourne runs a twice-annual mentoring programme that brings students together with alumni mentors who guide them through the career decision-making process.
Faculty-specific resources assist students in finding the most relevant careers advice for them. Students are also able to take self-assessment tests to help them determine which occupation is most suited to them.
We run workshops, one-on-one sessions, and student mentoring programs to give you the advice you need, when you need it.
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About Careers and Employability
We provide you with the resources, support, and tools you need to achieve your career goals. Learn about our approach to employability and careers.
When you start university you may already know which career path you’d like to pursue. Or, you might be exploring your unique interests, passions, and opportunities.
No matter which category you’re in, career development starts from your first day at university. Career development doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time to develop a greater awareness of who you are and what you want to achieve.
At the University of Melbourne, career development is a journey that involves:
- Understanding and reflecting on your motivations and preferences, current skills and knowledge gaps
- Researching potential opportunities that help you develop meaningful, industry-relevant experiences
- Goal setting and deciding on what career success means to you
- Seeking and applying for roles that align with this vision.
- During this process, your ability to understand and apply your knowledge will be critical in making successful career decisions. We have dedicated career advisers who can guide you through this career development journey.
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Employability skills are more than just your ability to land a job. They cover your attitude, personal qualities, and transferable skills (e.g. teamwork and communication).
These skills are valued regardless of the role or industry you’re interested in—and understanding their importance can help you succeed in your career and beyond.
Our aim is to help you develop these skills so you can progress professionally in the workforce and community.
How we can help you
We provide online and in-person services: from one-on-one guidance, to learning modules, on campus workshops, and more.
We support you to:
- Understand the possibilities open to you during and after your time at university
- Design your career by understanding where your degree can take you, and guide you on what experiences will help you gain future employment
- Identify your skills and how they apply to actual jobs in the industry you’re interested in
- Find opportunities via our online jobs board and our employability programs
- Connect with employers and professionals through our mentoring programs and industry networks
- Navigate the job application process so your cover letter, resume, and interview style sets you up for success.
- Our services are available to all current undergraduate and graduate University of Melbourne students.
Access to world-class facilities and academics awaits those who undertake this internationally acclaimed course. Designed specifically for future psychology clinicians, the Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) will guide you through everything you need to achieve clinical mastery, setting you on a trajectory to become a registered psychologist post-graduation.
Cutting-edge clinical opportunities
As a student of the Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) program, you will have the opportunity to undertake placements at the University of Melbourne’s internal clinic, where you will see real clients dealing with mental health challenges, such as anxiety and depression. You will then be able to put this real-world experience into practice in external placements. Through these placements you will log many hours of supervised clinical work, helping you to achieve Australian Health Practitioner Registration Authority (AHPRA) requirements for registration as a general psychologist. After graduation, you are eligible to apply for the registrar program of supervised practice, which can lead to endorsement as a clinical psychologist.
Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) students also have access to the University of Melbourne’s world-class research hubs. These hubs not only attract the best academics, they also allow students to be a part of cutting-edge areas of psychology, including decision science, clinical translation, cognitive behavioural science, complex human data, and ethics and wellbeing.
University of Melbourne students are ideally placed to take advantage of close research links with top tier hospitals and research institutes, such as the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Royal Children’s Hospital, the Royal Women’s Hospital, Austin Health, and Orygen.
A world-class qualification
Graduates of the Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) at the University of Melbourne leave with a world-class qualification and a wealth of practical experience. Upon completion of the program, graduates are well placed to become Australian Health Practitioner Agency (AHPRA) registered psychologists, and forge careers in positions at the forefront of the mental health field.
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Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
- You need to successfully complete an undergraduate degree, either from the University of Melbourne, another Australian institution, or a university overseas. You also need to meet English language requirements and be eligible to be offered an international graduate place.
- If you've achieved high marks in your Melbourne undergraduate studies you can even be made an early offer. Depending on your previous studies and experience you could also be eligible for credit towards your studies at the University.
TOEFL – you need a score from a minimum of 577+ including a score of at least 4.5 in the Test of Written English for a paper-based test. Or a score of at least 79 and scores of at least 21 for writing, 18 for speaking, 13 for reading, 13 for listening for an internet-based test.
IELTS – you need a score from a minimum of 6.5 or more in the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), with no bands less than 6.0.
Pearson Test of English – you need an overall score from a minimum between 58-64 inclusive and achieve no PTE communicative skills score below 50.
Cambridge English, Advanced/Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) – you need a Cambridge English Score from a minimum 176 with no skill below 169.
- Course Code: 009681G
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
- Duration: 02 Year
Total Tuition Fee:
Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
Application Fee: 100 AUD
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